Current Exhibition - Carriage Room
Images in Our Minds - Gabi Dick and Tricia Bradford
Exhibition 3 August - 4 Sept
Current Exhibition - Banana Shed
What is art for anyway? - Fiona McComb
I am pleased to invite you to the opening of “Out of the Blue” Sunday 28th April 11am, opened by Cr Ingrid Jackson & coinciding with the third day of the Pomona Music Festival. In my show I explore a couple of different meanings of what it is to get out of the blue.
I am obsessed with blues and continue to work with them in many different hues and mediums as well as on different supports with different techniques. You are invited to dive with me into a series of new ink paintings to explore our marine world above and below the water surface.
As I am just back from my artist in residence in the Blue Mountains, I have reserved an area of the show to share my experience and works with you. The resulting monochromatic blue hand carved images will surprise you as I am still processing the power, beauty and magic I was submerged in this unique ecosystem of NSW.
The Tuesday Art Group consists of approximately 20 members and has been operating for over 10 years. The group are as diverse in personalities and backgrounds as is their art which feature many mediums, styles and techniques. The success of TAG lies in its ethos of valuing learning and sharing skills. Each member is responsible for running a 2 week session on an artist/technique/medium/technique/concept. Each workshop challenges and expands the group's development, learning and enjoyment. Much laughter, tears, coffee and friendship have been shared in the workshop space over the years. The "From Under the Bed" exhibition will run from Saturday 20th March to Wednesday, 17th April, 2019.
Through my artwork, I try to embrace my natural surroundings in the wonderful mystery of painting. I find I like to be seduced by the process of creating something new, a surprise. I can use anything from anywhere; the source is always moving through my life, whatever the contact or connection is. As I get more new sources others will drop away. No need to hold on, no need to think, to have to let go. No need of art, no need of what is known.
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The Pomona Railway Station Gallery presents Natural Progression an exhibition documenting a journey of artistic exploration undertaken by three local friends. It will include more than 30 abstract and impressionistic paintings in acrylic paint and ink from Catherine Hunt, Maria Tennant, Catherine Dark and her son, guest artist Alistair Dark.
The artists’ shared journey began with Art and Meditation workshops conducted by local artist Carole Roberts, at the beautiful Verrierdale Hall, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. This connection naturally progressed into ‘Art on Tuesdays’: a vessel for friendship, mutual support and the transmutation of living and dying. Over the past five years the artists’ unique visions of nature were honed further in workshops with Peter Griffin and Glenda Charles among others.
Although the trio’s dearest Catherine (Dark) lost her life to cancer in November 2018 her dream of showing her work in a group exhibition has been realised thanks to the enthusiasm and vision of her friend Maria. In addition, Catherine successfully inspired her son to start painting furiously thus completing her dream fully. The show has been extended to include Alistair’s suggestive abstracts - another natural progression.
Beauty to the Senses by WAREHAM
Beauty to the Senses by Sunshine Coast artist Brian W. Jones, will be featured in the Banana Shed from Saturday 5 January to Wednesday 6 February.
Brian, who paints under the signature 'WAREHAM' , is best known for his unique INSTRUMENT ART series, however this showing will include his work in traditional oils, e.g. Australian Forests, Flora and Fungi, plus exotic locations of beauty and historical interest.
His love of colour, form and history is revealed in each of the 40 works on show, across a wide range of topics.
Instrument Art is an artistic celebration of man's pursuit of music and his invention, spanning 3000 years . Beautiful stringed instruments are painted in 3-dimensional form, representing a wide choice from ancient to the rock/pop era 1950-80's. Many famous musicians, instruments and makers are featured such as Stradivari, Guarneri,Richard Tognetti, Paul Mc.Cartney, Fender and Gibson.
Brian has painted with oils for 40 years as his preferred medium ,with some experience in acrylics, water colours and other 3 dimension work.'
An Odd Bird
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t draw but the gift of a set of 72 Derwent colour pencils for my eleventh birthday turned it into a passion. I was delighted by their buttery, blend-y-ness! And I still am.
My artwork often starts with a doodle, a drawing of creatures, organic lines, or just laying down of colours in combinations that appeal to me. I also love the tones, shades of greys and detail created using graphite or lead pencil. These doodles often evolve into inhabited imaginary landscapes. A relationship between humans and animals is a recurring theme and I love to portray nature and the environment. As I work on each piece I’m fascinated to see how the drawings transform and take on an atmosphere of their own.
Art took a back seat as I worked and raised my children, but it has again come to the foreground.
Where I had been comfortable with dry medium, with tight and detailed work, I’m taking a new direction incorporating a wet medium, like paint, which presents its own challenges. My intention is to explore ways to use my love of detail with dry and work it into paint. Along this path I’ve loved attending summer schools at the University of Southern Queensland, a hothouse of people enjoying different sorts of art.
Art is my sanctuary, I love getting into the studio and immersing myself in my current project whether it is a work for myself or for someone else. I'm still really just that little girl delighted by a set of coloured pencils.
Friday mornings, four friends, one still life, chocolate and art.
Deb Dougherty, Mari Gray, Ann White and Lies Donovan are four artists who come together once a month to share the pleasure of
Each has their own choice of medium and style. The still life is set up, and the
The four friends share a common bond when painting these “still life” in that they are continuing a tradition begun with the late
Their various interpretations of still life, together with some of their individual favourites will be on display in the Banana Shed from 2 June until 5 July 2018.